Senate Votes 68-32 in Favor of Immigration Reform Bill

June 28, 2013

Retrieved from: On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved the milestone immigration reform bill that we have previously covered in several blog posts. Immigration has taken the helm as one of the major focuses of President’s Obama’s second term. The nearly 1,200 page bill plans to create a path of citizenship for millions of undocumented…

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Today Marks the 50th Anniversary of Famous JFK Speech in Berlin

June 26, 2013

Retrieved from: On June 26, 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin to demonstrate U.S. support for West Germany after the Berlin Wall had been built. The people of West Berlin were encouraged to welcome the president and nearly half of all inhabitants of West Berlin at the time, between 1 and…

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Impending Sequester Cuts in North and South Carolina

February 28, 2013

(c) On February 24th, 2013 the White House released a state-by-state report of $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board cuts to the federal budget that would go into effect on March 1st and run through the end of September if Congress and President Barack Obama can’t reach a deal to reduce spending by the end…

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Further Immigration Restrictions in Arizona

February 24, 2011

PHOENIX — Arizona lawmakers are proposing a sweeping package of immigration restrictions that might make the controversial measures the state approved last year, which the Obama administration went to court to block, look mild. Illegal immigrants would be barred from driving in the state, enrolling in school or receiving most public benefits. Their children would…

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Study finds jump in immigration prosecutions

February 9, 2011

New data shows the Obama administration and immigration enforcement (ICE) has sharply increased immigration prosecutions. An analysis compiled by a private group using government data also found that there has been a decline in the Justice Department’s felony prosecutions aside from immigration cases, particularly outside the Southwest. The study was released on February 1, 2011…

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U.S. Pushes to Ease Technical Obstacles to Wiretapping

October 19, 2010

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials, citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requires phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their networks can be wiretapped, federal officials say. The officials say tougher legislation is needed because some telecommunications companies in recent years have begun new…

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USCIS: H-1B and L-1 Fee Increase

August 27, 2010

On Aug. 13, 2010, President Obama signed into law Public Law 111-230, which contains provisions to increase certain H-1B and L-1 petition fees. Effective immediately, Public Law 111-230 requires the submission of an additional fee of $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $2,250 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions postmarked on or after Aug. 14,…

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Obama verlangt kohärente Einwanderungsbestimmungen in allen US-Staaten

August 4, 2010

Präsident Barack Obama sprach sich am Montag, 2. August 2010 bei seinem Besuch in Atlanta für eine bessere Kontrolle illegaler Einwanderer aus, betonte aber gleichzeitig die Bedeutung eines einheiltlichen Vorgehens der einzelnen Bundesstaatsen. Hintergrund ist vor allem der umstrittene Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, der am 23. April 2010 als Senate Bill…

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Health care debate

December 11, 2009

Die Debatte um das amerikanische Gesundheitssystem ist in den Medien mittlerweile nichts Neues mehr. Täglich erscheinen neue Berichte, nicht nur hier in den USA sondern weltweit. Präsident Obama erregte mit seinem Plan das amerikanische Gesundheitssystem zu reformieren enormes öffentliches Interesse und spaltet die Nation. Das Repräsentantenhaus hat jetzt einen umfassenden Gesetzesentwurf mit 220 von 435…

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